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Step 1: Organize observations relevant to the problematic behavior/issue
In many cases, there are several contributors to the student’s identified problem. These contributors may interact with each other, therefore, it may be necessary to combine tests from different categories of possibilities. The existence of several interacting contributors may become obvious as you proceed through individual intervention experiments.
Oppositionality: Some students may appear to have difficulty generating ideas as a result of oppositional behavior (see Tutorials on Behavior and Behavior Problems after TBI; Behavior Management: Prevention Strategies).
Relevant observations: The student does not comply with requests; appears to always do the opposite of what may be required or asked of him. The student may generate ideas when not specifically asked to do so.
Useful experiments for assessment and intervention:
Possible referrals: School psychologist, behavior specialist, or counselor for behavioral assessment and behavior management strategies
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